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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

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Address: McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
Phone Number: 785-587-0441
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Activities: Hiking

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great place to visit

we had a great time here. would recommend it to anyone that likes to hike or walk. would go again. there are tons of sunflowers, beautiful butterflies, excellent grasses, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we had a great time here. would recommend it to anyone that likes to hike or walk. would go again. there are tons of sunflowers, beautiful butterflies, excellent grasses, and the prairie is wonderful. take the family. bugs were not a problem either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This trail was very beautiful! It is extremely well maintained and maybe a 2 out of 10 on difficulty. The whole 4.5 mile loop was lined with beautiful flowers and so many different grasshoppers and butterflies! Be sure to take bug spray and a little water too. We even enjoyed the pretty drive to here from Manhattan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Konza Prairie is a 'special' place. Try to walk it early morning or dusk on warm days. It is gorgeous in the winter when the grasses take on a reddish hue. The wind is always howling on the top. It is important to stay on the trail and follow the rules. They are considering closing it because of misuse. They... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were on a geocaching road trip with our two small dogs and wanted to get a geocache in this park. When we pulled into the parking area, there was a sign saying that dogs were not permitted. My husband stayed in the truck while I walked/jogged the trail to the geocache which was about a mile down the trail.... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

It helped that we had the perfect weather, but I think this walk would have been wonderful any time of year. The two mile hike is appropriate for most people including younger children and older people who can handle a couple of hills, just be sure to pay attention to the trail from the parking lot. We came across one... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We did the 2 mile hike one day and the 6 mile the next day. Its hilly but not strenuous. It was an easy hike. Saw a lot of wild turkey and deer tracts, but no deer. The spring flowers were just starting to bloom. Plan to go again in the fall.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited during the two days a years that K-State opens up there research fields to the public. My coworker initially told me about this, and I am so glad we were able to make it. At the research station, K-State arranges for several different activities that provide information and displays on prairie and its history. They also share with... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful vista, terrain, natural colors, historic homestead. 3 hikes available, 2 mile, 4 mile and 6 mile.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Three different length hiking trails, very well maintained. The vistas are fantastic and give you the sense that the land has never been plowed. This land never has! Take a camera and don't be at all surprised if you see deer and wild turkeys.

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Herzogenrath, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful hiking trails in good preserved authentic prairie.The hiking trails have three different loops (2.5 miles, 4.4 miles or 6.0 miles) and are not too difficult to walk. There is a $2 contribution to maintain the trails. Have been there on a Sunday afternoon, several other people were visiting and hiking and it still was a beautiful experience in a... More 

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